Senior Citizens: £4.00
Children 4-16: £2.00
groups £discount for groups of 10+ visiting normal open days/times
groups £minimum group booking charge of £50 if visit is out of normal open days/times
We regret we cannot accept debit or credit cards.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Open all year
Days can usually be flexible for large groups depending on availability of staff
National Cycle Museum
The Automobile Palace
Powys - Mid Wales
Tel: 01597 825531
Tandems and Multi-place Machines
. At each stage of cycle history, machines have been developed for use by more than one rider. The tricycle layout has been much favoured for this purpose with riders seated in tandem or side-by-side.
Following the development of the pneumatic tyred safety bicycle, the ‘stretched’ version of this machine was soon introduced with two, three or more riders ‘in tandem’ on a two wheeled cycle.
Five seat tandems were used as pacer machines in cycle races for a short period in the 1890s until the introduction of motor powered pacers at the beginning of the twentieth century.